News and updates

  • Ones to Watch, 30 March 2020
    Americas: Brazil’s Petrobras to cut output, investments amid COVID-19 Sectors: oil and gas Key Risks: economic risks; frustration of process In Braz...
    30 March 2020
  • Lebanon: Broke down palace
    Key sectors: banking; all Key risks: Default; sanctions On 7 March new Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced Beirut’s intention to default on US1.2bl...
    26 March 2020
  • Oil and Gas: surviving COVID-19
    Claire Fleming, Associate Director, AKE International As an industry, oil and gas has defied the odds – forced in recent years to rally and evol...
    25 March 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 23 March 2020
    Americas: COVID-19, low oil prices hit Ecuador, Fitch cuts sovereign credit rating to ‘CCC’ Sectors: all; mining Key Risks: business and economi...
    23 March 2020
  • South Africa: More bad news
    Key sectors: all Key risks: economic risks; frustration of process The bad tidings keep coming in for South Africa. Data released on 3 March showed th...
    19 March 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 16 March 2020
    Americas: Border closures, travel restrictions, deportations amid COVID-19 in Latin America Sectors: all Key Risks: business and economic risks; trav...
    16 March 2020
  • Guyana: Teetering between blessing and curse
    Key sectors: all, particularly extractives Key risks: political instability; policy uncertainty; contract frustration, civil unrest Guyana has failed ...
    13 March 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 9 March 2020
    Americas: Argentine farmers launch commercial strike to protest export tax hike Sectors: agriculture; all Key Risks: business risks; strikes; transpor...
    09 March 2020
  • South Sudan: Unity government a way-stop, not the destination
    Key sectors: all Key risks: internal conflict; political stability After more than a year of political wrangling, two postponements and an eleventh-ho...
    05 March 2020
  • AKE Special Report – Economics of COVID 19
    AKE's Special Report report assess the potential economic impact of the reaction to COVID-19. Official reports say a new strain of coronavirus, known ...
    04 March 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 2 March 2020
    Americas: Mexico’s Pemex posts US$18.3bln loss in 2019, financial challenges to persist Sectors: all; oil & gas Key Risks: non-payment; recess...
    02 March 2020
  • Nigeria: Security has improved, but for how long?
    Key sectors: all Key risks: internal conflict; terrorism; political violence Restoring security has been a key promise of Nigeria’s President Muhamm...
    28 February 2020